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MLMs Are Preying on the Dream of Entrepreneurship
By Mona Bushnell | August 22, 2019

Multilevel marketing companies target women, immigrants and low-income minorities.

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How to Sell Your Business in 6 Simple Steps
By Bruce Hakutizwi | August 19, 2019

If you've decided it's time to sell your business and you'd love to start the next chapter of your life by Q1 of 2020, don't despair. You absolutely can sell your business by 2020.

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How to Create an Effective Survey
By Tom Britton | August 19, 2019

Don't spend hours building customer surveys that no one cares about. Here’s what you’re doing wrong.

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4 Reasons Why Texas Is a Hot State for Starting a Business
By Deborah Sweeney | August 16, 2019

Why are so many startups heading to Texas?

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Language Barriers Are Limiting Your E-commerce Customer Base
By Sean Hopwood | August 12, 2019

The language barrier could be holding back your e-commerce business.

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How to Take a Vacation as a Small Business Owner
By Laura Spawn | August 09, 2019

These seven tips will help business owners prepare to take some much-needed time off.

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How to Become a Full-Time Airbnb Entrepreneur
By Sam Zuo | August 07, 2019

A guide for entrepreneurs to turn the average Airbnb side hustle into a full-time business

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Should Your Business Customize Its Products?
By Kiely Kuligowski | July 21, 2019

As customer data becomes widely available, many companies are customizing products.

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How to Keep Your Business Out of Bankruptcy
By Matthew Debbage | July 09, 2019

Managing your debt is critical to avoiding bankruptcy

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Slaying Bureaucracy in Your Small Business
By Kurt Rathmann | June 24, 2019

With the right tech, you can can tame paperwork and finances and run your business.

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How Businesses Are Marketing Green Innovation
By David Trounce | June 23, 2019

Going green may ultimately boost your company's bottom line.

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How to Manage Your Small Business Through a Crisis
By Nabeel Ahmad | June 23, 2019

Here are four tips to navigating a crisis situation

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8 Traits You Need to Become a Successful Freelancer
By Syed Balkhi | June 17, 2019

Learn what it takes to succeed as a freelancer.

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Talking Shop: How to Protect Your Small Business From Malware
By Chad Brooks | June 16, 2019

Akshay Bhargava of Malwarebytes discusses malware and why SMBs are a target.

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How to Successfully Launch a Legal Cannabis Business
By Adam Uzialko | May 31, 2019

Legal cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S.

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Sustainability Is Changing How We Do Business ... For the Better
By Melissa Zehner | May 23, 2019

Whether your business is big or small, it's easier than ever to make a positive impact.

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How SMBs Spend Their IT Budgets in 2019
By Tiffany Bloomer | May 20, 2019

Here are three areas small businesses are spending money on IT.

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Digital Transformation: Evolution, Not Revolution
By Alexey Chalimov | May 03, 2019

Companies should consider certain limitations and digital transformation risks.

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6 Procurement Tips All Small Business Owners Need to Know
By Shane Barker | May 01, 2019

You need to hire procurement specialists; they're not the same as accountants.

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It's Time for a Universal Business OS
By Kurt Rathmann | April 26, 2019

A unified business operating system would eliminate repetitive administrative tasks.

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Want to Boost Productivity? Start by Cleaning Your Office
By Chris Christoff | April 23, 2019

Here are five steps for keeping your office organized and clean.

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Turn Your Entrepreneurial Roadblocks Into Stepping Stones for Success
By James Moran | March 07, 2019

Roadblocks are just entrepreneurial milestones. Here's how to take them in stride.

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Used Office Furniture: Pros and Cons
By Skye Schooley | March 07, 2019

Buying used can solve your furniture problems, or it can create new dilemmas.

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How Rich People Got Rich Without College
By Skye Schooley | March 05, 2019

Society tells us to go to college, but that isn't the only route to financial freedom.

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Is Your Company Bankable? How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Loan
By Terry Lammers | March 04, 2019

Banks aren't just interested in your company's financials.

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Resources for Business Owners with Disabilities
By business.com editorial staff | February 06, 2019

Connect with dozens of government programs and resources to make your dream a reality.

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9 Tips for Building a Customer-Driven Company in 2019
By Megan Totka | January 31, 2019

The world is evolving quickly, and customers are now in control.

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Top IT Outsourcing Trends for 2019
By Vikrant Bhalodia | January 04, 2019

More business are outsourcing IT and software development rather than hiring in-house.

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Follow This Process to Discover the Unique Selling Proposition of Your Business
By Shane Barker | December 26, 2018

Without a USP, your business is like a ship that has lost its rudder.